Yoga Outdoors – hints and tips to get the most out of it

People doing yoga

Being outdoors when you practice yoga has a lot of charms: gentle breeze in your hair, warm sun on your face, feeling at one with nature. However there are a few distractions from wildly varying temperatures to curious passers-by and damp seeping slowly through your mat. Now, obviously I’m talking about yoga outdoors in the SW of Ireland. I’m sure practicing yoga in Indonesia has … Continue reading Yoga Outdoors – hints and tips to get the most out of it »

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is a kind of breathing exercise that we do in a sitting position in yoga classes. Not all classes include pranayama but there is almost always a short session towards the end of my classes. We sit comfortably for about 5-10 minutes counting the breath and manipulating the length of the inhale or the exhale. This can be done with a number of techniques … Continue reading What is Pranayama? »

What do I need to bring and wear to yoga class?

Like many teachers, I will always bring some spare yoga mats and blocks to class so if you don’t have one yet, you can always borrow one of these. Once people start coming regularly to class, they often prefer to get their own and they are not that expensive. I recommend wearing layers of clothing as we can get quite warm during the more active … Continue reading What do I need to bring and wear to yoga class? »